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How Old Is Too Old to Believe in Santa Claus?

The man, the myth: Santa Claus. Credit: Sonny Tumbelaka, AFP / Getty Images He's making a list, he's checking it twice, and your kids are hoping they were nice enough to get some gifts from Santa Claus. There's nothing cuter than...He's making a list, he's checking it twice, but do your kids think he's real?

How to Prepare for the Santa Moment of Truth

We dread it, but every parent knows that the day will eventually come when their child learns that there is no Santa. This discovery brings a double dose of shock to the little one. First, he has to come to terms with the fact that the jolly,...As hard as we may try to preserve our child's innocence, we all have to inevitably deal with the mournful moment when our youngster figures out the real deal about Santa.

Secret Santa Spreads Joy, Disbelief in Kansas City

A Secret Santa is handing out $100 bills to unsuspecting strangers in food pantries, shelters, and thrift stores in Kansas City. Credit: Getty Images KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Secret Santa II hit the streets Tuesday in a long-standing...This Secret Santa is giving unsuspecting strangers a great holiday surprise.

Teddy Bear Needs a Vacation? Send Him on a Luxury Trip, While You Stay at Home

Would you send your child's teddy bear on the trip of a lifetime? Credit: Michal Cizek, AFP / Getty Images
We've heard of parents shelling out their hard-earned dough for teddy bear clothing, accessories and even tea parties, but spending nearly...

Parenting Dilemma: What Do You Tell Kids About the Easter Bunny?

"Is the Easter Bunny real, or are you the real Easter Bunny?" "Well... if you believe in the Easter Bunny, then the Easter Bunny is real." "But I just want to know if the Easter Bunny is you." She's four years old. And I'll be honest, I...

The Art of Writing Santa Letters

'Tis the season when Cabin Fever begins receiving frantic phone calls from grandparents. "What do the kids want for gifts this year?" In fact, the unspoken question is: "What gifts do you want us to get the kids this year?" Or more specifically,...

Top Christmas Games

Christmas is a great time for families to have fun together by playing holiday-themed games. Though there are many games that can be be fun for your family, some stand out. Give scavenger hunts a holiday twist by having kids find Santa's reindeer....

How to Survive the Holidays Without Your Kids

Kidless during the holidays? You don't need to feel down in the dumps. Credit: jupiterimages Just a holiday season ago, you might have been waiting for your children to go to sleep so you could fill their stockings, put out the presents from...

Newborn Babies Wrapped In Christmas Stockings

Just when you think it's safe to say you don't want anymore babies, someone goes and does something adorable with a newborn. When it comes to cute, not much tops a cuddly newborn baby ... except maybe cuddly newborn babies in Christmas stockings....

The Santa Issue - How Will You Deal With It?

Last night, we went to look at Christmas lights with a friend and her 11-year-old son. At one point, he blurted out, "Yeah, and I don't believe in Santa!" We all held our collective breath before my friend quietly reminded her son that he was in the...

Waiting for Santa - How One Kid Literally Tries to Capture the Spirit of Xmas

Since he was a wee thing, one of my sons has always been a little more into conspiracy/supernatural/natural mysteries than the average bear. His dream family vacation would be to head up to Big Foot country, then take a cruise on Loch Ness, and end...

Girl Asks Santa to Make the Abuse Stop

When most kids write to Santa, they ask for things like baby dolls, Legos, or even a shiny new bike. But a nine-year-old girl in Texas had a much more important request. She asked Santa to please stop a male relative from touching her and her older...

Which is the Best Christmas Carol?

Ah, Christmas carols. These days they start the sun-up after Halloween and carry is through most if not all of December. Some radio stations play nothing but Christmas carols throughout the holiday season. We get a kick out them, find them...

Using the Jolly Elf to Your Advantage

Every year during that first week of December, neighbors down the street set up their 14 different inflatable yard sculptures (smooshtures? What is the term for those-huge-when-inflated-but-flaccid-when-unplugged holiday doodads everyone seems to be...

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa School!

When I was a kid my Uncle Bob, who lived down the street, used to dress up like Santa Claus and visit our house Christmas Eve to deliver presents. He was pretty convincing, I must admit, in his Santa suit, beard and bag of presents (it was actually...

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